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5 May 2020 - 5 May 2020


International Day of the Midwife

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020

As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born. Childbirth doesn't stop for pandemics, and neither do midwives. They are working tirelessly on the front line in maternity wards, health centres and women's homes around the world, risking their own lives and wellbeing to save the lives of women and newborns.


8 March 2020 - 8 March 2020


International Women's Day

I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s generation of activists, women who are shaping a vision of a better tomorrow for people of all genders.


19 February 2020 - 21 February 2020

Istanbul, Turkey

Switched on - Sexuality education in the digital space


Event starts: 09:00 on Wednesday, 19 February

Event ends: 18:00 on Friday, 21 February

Type of event: Category 8 – Symposium

Young people are turning to digital sources for sex and relationships advice in increasing numbers, presenting a marked change in the sexuality education landscape.